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Calendar Services for Mac Outlook...Help!

I'd like to know if Calendar services for the Mac work with the services found on Outlook 97-2000.  My place of employ is looking to implement the Macintosh client for its Mac users, but without Calendar support it just seems like another OWA.  We have experimented with the client and have been able to get mail but we have not been able to use Calendar services in both the PC and Mac environment...even if the appointments are made on the PC version. Can anyone tell me if Outlook 8.2.1 supports Calendar's like Microsoft's docs state, in a peculiar way, and how we could make it work? Could it be that the NT workstations are using a different form or higher form of Calendar support?
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JosephK
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KevSpencerCommented:
Hi, Joseph.

I work at a major publishing company using the Outlook for MS Exchange client software. I have had some problems with the antiquated programming this application holds.

This link:
http://www.macwindows.com/xch55sp2.html

....details comprehensive issues and workarounds for the Outlook client. I can tell you that, yes, Outlook does support calendars, but only in the Schedule+ 7.5 format. The Windows clients are, indeed, using an advanced (for them) version of the calendar. Many standard Outlook for Windows features are very limited or nonexistent on the Macintosh version.

If your MS Exchange server supports it, a Macintosh user with a valid Exchange account should be able to create a calendar file on their server. Using Outlook 8.2.1, I click the Calendar button. A dialog asks 3 questions--choose the "I don't want a Schedule+ file on my machine." This creates a Schedule+ calendar on the server. This, of course, allows the calendar to be accessed from other Macs with her user profile.

Browse through the docs from the link. Not even Microsoft has any information gathered as significant at this. Good luck.

--KS
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JosephKAuthor Commented:
I came to the same conclusion...Outlook uses Outlook Calendar format by default and this makes it unable to view the Schedule+ imformation, unless you change the default calendar format on all your windows clients to Schedule + which is not an option for an entire enterprise...I wonder if I had answered my own question, would I have gotten credit for it?...hehe
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